Metra MD-W train strikes pedestrian near River Grove

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Monday, December 7, 2015

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Metra re-opened all Milwaukee District-West tracks near River Grove after a pedestrian was fatally struck by an inbound train early Monday morning.

Metra officials said a pedestrian was hit by inbound train No. 2202 near Thatcher Avenue and Arnold Street around 5 a.m. Trains were stopped in both directions for about two hours.

North Central service trains were dispatched to accommodate passengers between River Grove and Chicago. Metra re-opened track No. 1 and track No. 2 just before 7 a.m.

Trains operated with extensive delays for much of the morning commute. The train that struck the pedestrian was on the move just before 8 a.m.

The Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed a person was fatally struck, but did not immediately provide additional information.

River Grove police declined to provide information about the crash.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.